Skip to Content

Scented Fingerprint Christmas Lights

Scented Fingerprint Christmas Lights

Christmas is getting closer and closer- actually, as of today, there are 7 days to Christmas. This week’s preschool lesson plan for Playful Preschool is Lights. We chose to do a sensory Christmas art activity and J loved it perhaps a little more than I expected. Let’s walk.

Looking for a few fun preschool sensory activities? Try this scented fingerprint Christmas lights craft
I have seen on Pinterest tons of fingerprint art and I think they are so cute but wondered if I could get my preschooler to keep her fingers still to achieve a similar result. To prove that we could come up with something that was oh so cute and possibly Pinterest worthy (yeah right) I set off on a mission and came up with our fingerprint Christmas lights but with a twist. What is the twist you may ask? I decided that we should do her thumbprints in the shape of her first initial J and if C is willing, we would do the same for him.

 

What You Need

Please note that affiliate links are used below for your convenience. 

  • 1 (or 2) canvas panels
  • 2 bowls
  • plain yogurt (yes, you read that correctly)
  • food coloring (red and green)
  •  marker
  • thumbs of your preschooler
  • essence of peppermint (or any scent you prefer)

 Food Coloring Liqua-Gel – 6 Color Rainbow Kit in .75 fl. oz. (20ml) Bottles US Art Supply 8 X 10 inch Professional Artist Quality Acid Free Canvas Panels 12-Pack (1 Full Case of 12 Single Canvas Panels) Sharpie Permanent Markers, Chisel Tip, Black, 12-Count

&

preschool lesson plan - scented fingerprint christmas lights 1
First, make the taste-safe paint.
  • Simply place 1/4 cup of yogurt into a bowl. Add a few drops of peppermint.
  • Divide the yogurt between the 2 bowls, ensuring that 1/8 (half of the 1/4 cup of yogurt) is in each bowl.
  • Add 5 (or more  depending on how intense you want the colors to be) drops of  red food coloring in 1 bowl and do the same with the green for the other bowl.
  • Mix and grab your canvas.

Next, instruct your preschooler to dip their thumb into any color they choose. Let them know that they will be using their fingerprints to create the first letter of their name. For us, it was J for Jael. Don’t forget to alternate between the red and the green paint.

Lastly, once they are done, grab your black marker and connect them as if it were the wires of the Christmas lights.  DONE!

 

For MORE Hands-on Light Theme Play and Learn Activities:

Matching ABCs Lights Activity by Mom Inspired Life
abc Christmas Lights by Powerful Mothering
5+ Christmas Lights Math Activities for Preschoolers by LIfe Over C’s
Christmas Lights Activities for Preschool: Pony Bead Counting Sticks by The Preschool Toolbox
Lights on the Tree Sensory Play by Fun-A-Day!
Scented Fingerprint Christmas Lights by Learning 2 Walk
Make a Light Bulb Model by Capri + 3
How to Make Shadow Puppets: Play and Learn with Lights by The Educators’ Spin On It

327 of the Best Christmas Crafts for Kids - USA Prime Headlines

Saturday 26th of November 2022

[…] vibrant Christmas lights are not only super pretty, but they smell good too! You can use whatever essential oils you like to […]

327 of the Best Christmas Crafts for Kids | Kids Celebs Tube

Saturday 26th of November 2022

[…] vibrant Christmas lights are not only super pretty, but they smell good too! You can use whatever essential oils you like to […]

3D Contact Paper Christmas Tree Sensory Bin | Fun-A-Day!

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

[…] Scented Fingerprint Lights from Stress Free Homeschooling […]

3D Contact Paper Christmas Tree Sensory Bin | Fun-A-Day!

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

[…] Scented Fingerprint Lights from Stress Free Homeschooling […]

A Huge List Of Fun And Festive Christmas Crafts Your Kids Will Love – My Blog

Sunday 22nd of November 2020

[…] vibrant Christmas lights should not solely tremendous fairly, however they odor good too! You need to use no matter […]